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Woman taped to light post on campus Thursday evening



A 19-year-old woman was assaulted Thursday night; she was taped to a light post, according to a University of Oregon Campus Crime Alert.

The woman, currently unnamed, was walking from an 11th Avenue address to a friend’s residence in Barnhart Hall when a strange man approached her, offering to escort her. The woman did not know the man according to Kelly McIver, public information officer for UOPD.

When they reached the residence hall, the man grabbed her arm, forced her to the ground and taped her arm to a light post.

According to the crime alert, two Barnhart residence assistants freed the woman and called the police.

The man was identified to be around 20 years of age, white, brown haired and dressed in all black. The woman was unaffiliated with UO.

According to McIver, the woman claimed that the incident was odd, but mostly non-threatening.  Nonetheless, the UOPD wants to stress that any situation where an individual touches the body of another person without proper consent will not be tolerated, and is a serious matter.

The investigation of the incident is ongoing, and the UOPD is accepting any information about the assault, or any similar occurrences.


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